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Oct 13, 2012 7:00am PDT
children forced her to delay her education and in 1959, at the age of 40, when she thought she had enough to graduate from san jose state, she was told she fell a little bit short, one course short. by that point, she had to raise her family and never went back to college. >> because i know how much she valued education, how hard she had worked and i knew that she had attempted several times to finish. >> reporter: as the that's why her youngest daughter wanted to do something for her mom. she contacted san jose state and asked for a letter recognizing her mother's love for life-long learning. san jose state reviewed olive's economic record and concluded she had enough to graduate. but instead they awarded her a diploma, a bachelor's degree in home economics backdated to august 28, 1989. >> just the thing to prove i did it right, but, you know, it doesn't, i won't go out and get a job or try. >> i'm real excited. it's just a recognition of everything that she's worked for and everything that she's done for us, for her family. >> reporter: while earning the diploma can mean better economic
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00am PDT
of the federal government. the california department of education saying this year only 26% of the state's 10,000 plus schools has actually met the very tough standards of the no child left behind act, but we also have good news to report in this story. state test scores are on the rise this year for the very first time. more than half of the state schools met or surpassed the state's target score for academic achievement. >>> 6:05. new this morning, the nobel peace prize has been awarded to the european union. the nobel peace prize committee made its announcement early this morning. they cited the you knunion's contributions to human rights. the committee dismissed the european union's current economic troubles, stating those concerns were separate from the work the union has done to promote peace between european countries. >>> now to decision 2012. yes, indeed, they are changing the tempo. they worked this one up. the reviews are in and the vice presidential candidates come out swinging during their debate in kentucky. >> what they have done for us, including your son, beau. >> republican
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm PDT
several weeks. >>> the price of a college education is daunting. we're talking about classes, books, tuition costs. many students have financial aide, but even that comes at a cost. stephanie troung is here with more. >> it sounds counter intuitive, that students who apply for financial aide are the ones who need the help most to get by. many banks charge debit card fees for students to get their financial aide money. we're taken a look at one company who is the biggest player of its kind in this campus debit card industry. making about $88 million last year on student fees alone. >> the bills keep coming. >> for this father of three, every dollar counts. >> i don't like losing money. >> but this 36-year-old is losing money from an unlikely place. the debit card he uses to access his own financial aide money. they felt it was their only option. >> we don't have another choice. that's how we get our money. >> do you think that's fair? >> no. no, it's not. >> traditionally, financial aide money was season the to students in the form of a paper check, 100% the school's responsibility a
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
out there just to educate them because the union and other groups are throughout spreading false information. it's really important that they know they have nothing to fear. >> there are stores in the central value. >> still ahead, an undocumented grim i grant receive as chance at a new life. his chance to get a transplant is over. also. >> i'm scott budman. apple watchers and customers look back and look ahead. >> plus, two of the hottest teams in baseball, the aids, we'll have live reports from at&t park and of course from detroit too. >> and atop the flight deck, it's a gorgeous breezy evening. there is a chance of showers. coming back, how will that impact the big weekend? we'll have a look when we come right back. [ female announcer ] what would you call an ordinary breakfast pastry that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. can dodge a question. honey, how'd that test go? [ female announcer ] in just 60 seconds, you've got sna
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm PDT
was attacked and shot by extremists who don't want girls to have an education, and don't want girls to speak for themselves and don't want girls to become leaders. >> the young girl now injured has been blogged and you see video of her from before. she's been blogging about life under the taliban since she was just 11. the terror group has not only aid mitted to shooting her, it says it will try to kill her if she survives. >>> investigators are trying to figure how the a man made it to l.a. from japan with weapons. he was stopped on friday after customs officers noticed he was wearing a bulletproof vest under his coat. a search of his suitcase found weapons that included a smoke grenade, a hatchet, knives, billy clubs, and a gas mask. he was on his way to boston from japan when he was stopped in l.a. he refuses to say what he planned to the weapons. so far there's no link to terrorism. >>> one day after disgraced jerry sandusky learned he will lose his freedom likely for the rest of his life, sandusky learned he's also losing his pension. pennsylvania's public employee pension moved to revo
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
takes on higher education. the affirmative action argument that could change college admission. ♪ [ male announcer ] the all-new lexus es comes with a story still untold. ♪ places it will take you. ♪ dreams it will make come true. ♪ with technology and style to match your achievements and desires. ♪ the question is where will your new es take you? ♪ introducing the all-new lexus es. ♪ 100% new. ♪ 100% greek. 100% mmm... ♪ oh wow, that is mmm... ♪ in fact it's so mmm you might not believe it's a hundred calories. well ok then, new yoplait greek 100. it is so good. ♪ >>> 6:25. today, the supreme court is reconsidering whether colleges should consider race in the admissions process. "today in the bay" tracie potts joins us. >> you're right, reconsidering because they heard a case like this nine years ago and back then the court said yes, race is one factor. colleges can use in admissions. now a new case. a 22-year-old white female from texas, abigail fisher, says if not for that question on the application, she would have gotten in. the university says that's only one th
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 5:00am PDT
's go, oakland! >> and the educated guess, they're still partying right now. a walk-off win has a's fans thinking all about the a.l. championship. >> get them some hot tea this morning. there's more celebrating to do. >>> also across the bay in san francisco this morning, we're thinking of the giants as well. we've got your coverage on this thursday, october 11th. this is "today in the bay." >>> good morning to you and thanks for joining us. 5:30. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm jon kelly. good morning, everybody. she disappeared way back in the '80s, missing now for 24 years. this morning there's a possible break in the case of missing hayward girl michaela garecht. christie smith is live in hayward with what police are saying could after all these years finally lead them to michaela. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon. when this happened, this really shook the bay area. a 9-year-old girl goes to a neighborhood market here in hayward with her friend. she just wanted to get some candy and some soda. outside of the store, a man snatched her into a car. that was 24 yea
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
,000 children off of early education. it will eliminate the tax credit people have to be able to send their children to college. it cuts education by $450 billion. it does virtually nothing except continue to increase the tax cuts for the very wealthy. and, you know, we've had enough of this. the idea that he's so concerned about these deficits, i pointed out, he voted to put two wars on a credit card. >> we're going to -- we're going to the closing statements in a minute. >> just a second. not raising taxes is not cutting taxes and by the way, our budget -- >> we have not raised taxes. >> went up 3% a year instead of 4.5%. >> let me calm down things here just for a minute and i want to talk to you very briefly before we go to closing statements about your own personal character. if you were elected, what could you both give to this country as a man, as a human being, that no one else could? >> honesty. no one else could? there are plenty of fine people who could lead this country. but what you need are people who when they say they're going to do something, they go do it. what you ne
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